George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 December 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters New Windsor Tuesday Decemr 19th 1780

Parole Countersigns [ ]

A critical and accurate inspection of the arms ammunition and accoutrements to be made as soon as possible and returns to be sent to the Assistant Inspector General agreeably to the Form herewith delivered by the 27th instant.1

These Returns to be made out regimentally and signed by the commanding officers of regiments which are to be digested regimentally into division returns and signed by the Division Inspectors—The Returns of the brigades in seperate stations to be signed by their respective brigade inspectors.

It is to be distinctly specified where and how any arms &ca may have been lost at the bottom of the returns.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The form for this return has not been identified.

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